We love bringing home items from nature to make into all kinds of crafts, but the problem is that many of these are fleeting in nature (leaves that dry out, flowers that wilt). This activity captures the beauty of autumn, but it won’t fade, thanks to the use of fake leaves. You’ll find these readily at craft stores this time of year.
Originally we planned to make leaf necklaces as a gift for grandma, but I didn’t have a lacing string that was long enough. It was simpler to turn thread onto pipe cleaners instead, resulting in pretty autumn bracelets.
Travis alternated stringing on pony beads and a few of the leaves for an autumnal touch
(Note: Grown-ups can make holes in the leaves either with a hole punch if they are thin or – on our case – with an Xacto knife to cut a slit if they are thick).
Once each pipe cleaner was filled, I looped the ends together. A great gift for anyone with a fall birthday!